By Jocelyn Curang-Curang / 07:04 PM October 18, 2019
Two local government units (LGU) of Bohol won the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
On Friday, DILG-Region VII, announced on its Facebook page, that the municipalities of Talibon and Tubigon were among the 6 local government units in Central Visayas that have passed the much-coveted SGLG for 2019.
Aside from Tubigon and Talibon, the other SGLG provincial awardees in Central Visayas are the towns of Samboan, Sogod, and San Remigio and Lapu-Lapu City – all in Cebu.
On April 12 this year, President Rodrigo Duterte institutionalized the SGLG award through the enactment of the Seal of Good Local Governance Act of 2019.
Under the law, the SGLG refers to “an award, incentive, honor and recognition-based program for all LGUs, and is a continuing commitment for LGUs to continually progress and improve their performance.”
The DILG said the SGLG is a progressive assessment system that gives local government unit distinction for their remarkable performance across various governance areas such as financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection, peace and order, business-friendliness and competitiveness, environmental management, and tourism, culture, and the arts.
Each LGU will receive an SGLG marker and Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) for their remarkable performance across all areas of the “All-in” assessment system.
To get the seal, an LGU has to pass all seven governance areas, namely: Financial Administration; Disaster Preparedness; Social Protection; Peace and Order; Business Friendliness and Competitiveness; Environmental Management; and Tourism and Culture and the Arts.
A total of 380 Local Government Units (LGUs) nationwide will receive the SGLG for the implementation of this year’s run.
The national awarding is set on November 5, 2019, in Manila.